2022 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Quality, Equity, and Student Engagement

A Virtual Learning Experience

About the Institute

The application period is now closed.

The 2022 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to facilitate building institutional capacity to achieve quality, equity, and student engagement goals through the design, implementation, and assessment of high-impact practices (HIPs). Teams are consulted by highly-qualified faculty who utilize evidence-based strategies based on current research and trends. Teams will work with faculty to identify opportunities to deepen connections between students’ assets and their educational experiences in preparation for lifelong success.

The program will focus on designing equity-centered HIPs and developing action plans to guide campus-based efforts. Drawing on evidence that demonstrates a positive relationship between student participation in HIPs and improved student outcomes, teams will define and start to develop curricular and co-curricular practices to support student engagement, advance curricular coherence, and generate equitable outcomes. Utilizing The Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) System as a guiding framework, participating teams will define and strengthen processes for directly assessing student achievement of learning outcomes as a result of participation in HIPs. These processes will help campus and system-level teams set and monitor progress towards equity goals to improve educational outcomes for all students.

Teams, at various stages of work, will examine efforts to implement educational change and bring effective practices to scale in a time of limited resources and variations in modes of delivery. The Institute program addresses ambitious goals that are intentional and designed to improve both completion rates and the quality of student learning.

AAC&U reemphasizes its commitment to educating for democracy through the design of HIPs that prepare students for success in work, life, and community.

Campus Team Outcomes

  • Create a comprehensive action plan to advance equity, student learning, and success through the implementation of HIPs.
  • Develop effective strategies for incorporating high-impact activities throughout the curriculum, co-curriculum, and across all modalities.
  • Discover innovative ways to support educators in bringing quality, equity-centered HIPs to scale.
  • Plan for the direct and indirect assessment for HIPs.
  • Learn how to embed diversity, equity, belonging, and justice into the design of HIPs that align with institutional priorities.

Who Should Apply?

Teams interested in developing faculty-engaged, evidence-based, sustainable models and strategies to advance quality and equity in student learning outcomes are invited to apply. All regionally accredited two- and four-year institutions are eligible and encouraged to apply.